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CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017

CONTEST OVERVIEW: We're challenging you to create new and exciting resonator instruments using paint can lids!  Whether its sinking a lid…

Started by Nation News

66 15 hours ago
Reply by Ted Stahl

How to Build an Electric Guitar - Historic 1959 Plans (Free Download)

In our quest to discover and compile all the great DIY musical instrument plans of the last 150 years, we stumbled across these great elec…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

6 on Thursday
Reply by Gordon Cooper

Make a 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar

This is one of the easiest homemade guitars I've ever built, and it took me only an hour to make. This lap steel was made from an extra 2x…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

16 on Thursday
Reply by Mark Bliss

Artistic Lap Steels Made from 2x4's (Videos + Pics)

These started out as just scrap 2x4s, spray paint and pieces of plexiglass... Article by Shane Speal.  A big thanks to all who purchased th…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 on Tuesday

Robert Randolph Rocks Out on a 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar

It was one of those magical things that could only happen at the NAMM Musical Instrument Convention in California:  Sacred Steel legend, Ro…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

10 Apr 12
Reply by Mike Capotorto

Playing Slide Blues on Cigar Box Guitar: These are the basics. Start here!

Here's the basics for playing slide blues on your three-string cigar box guitar!  Shane Speal breaks it down using the Open G (GDG) tuning…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

10 Apr 10
Reply by Chuck Hunsinger

Brushy One-String Gets His Guitar Fixed

Internet viral sensation, Brushy One-String is known for flogging an old acoustic guitar graced with a single bass string.  After playing t…

Started by Nation News

3 Apr 5
Reply by turtlehead

Guitar Builder Profile: Interview with Scott Griepentrog of Magic Music Mill Cigar Box Guitars

Huntsville, AL guitar builder, Scott Griepentrog was interviewed by Shane Speal at the 2017 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival as part o…

Started by Nation News

0 Apr 3

INSANE INSTRUMENTS VIDEOS: Reverend Peyton's axe guitar & Terry Johnson's air filter guitar!

Found object guitars are popping up everywhere!  We have two new viral videos this week featuring guitars made from an axe and a car air f…

Started by Nation News

1 Mar 28
Reply by Gary Stenzel

One Finger Lesson: "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (Patty Loveless & Brad Paisley) for 3-string cigar box guitar

Glenn Watt of C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply returns with another country cover for one-finger cigar box guitar playing.  We love these lessons…

Started by Nation News

2 Mar 28
Reply by Alan Dillard

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